Seven Linux distros fight over one old ThinkPad
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| Like most companies, my employer has a stash of old, "obsolete" PCs
| and laptops that won't run the latest versions of Windows worth a
| darn. Naturally, this represents a great source of systems for testing
| the latest Linux distributions.
| I thought it would be interesting to find out which modern Linux distro
| made the best OS for a supposedly "obsolete" old laptop. With this in
| mind, I requisitioned an oldie but goodie: an IBM ThinkPad 2662-35U
| (pictured here), with a Pentium III 600MHz processor, 192MB of SDRAM,
| and a 20GB hard drive.
| Next, I set about collecting as many suitable 1-CD Linux distros as
| possible. These included copies of the latest Xandros and Linspire
| that had been provided to me for evaluation, plus free web-downloads
| of the latest Freespire, Kubuntu, Mandriva One, SimplyMEPIS, and
| PCLinuxOS distros.